The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 64 44 60
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +16
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 237 382 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.05% 5.80% 4.20%
As % of the Applications category 30.42% 36.21% 26.81%
Number of salaries quoted 194 284 252
Median salary £31,500 £30,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £18,500 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
MS Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
779 1055 1104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 13.30% 16.03% 15.67%
Number of salaries quoted 667 783 898
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £31,814
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,750 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region.

MS Office Salary Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

MS Office Salary Histogram in the North West

MS Office
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -22 133 £35,000 +1.44% 19
Cheshire -15 50 £25,000 -9.09% 10
Lancashire +12 23 £25,000 +35.13% 6
Merseyside -20 21 £27,500 -0.90% 3
Cumbria +7 7 £21,000 +200.00% 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 331 (70.43%) Microsoft
2 237 (50.43%) MS Excel
3 185 (39.36%) Windows
4 124 (26.38%) Finance
5 121 (25.74%) Analytical Skills
6 117 (24.89%) Active Directory
7 115 (24.47%) SQL
8 107 (22.77%) SQL Server
9 101 (21.49%) Windows 7
10 87 (18.51%) ITIL
11 77 (16.38%) Degree
12 61 (12.98%) MS PowerPoint
12 61 (12.98%) Citrix
13 60 (12.77%) Windows Server
14 59 (12.55%) Project Management
15 57 (12.13%) Legal
16 56 (11.91%) MS Exchange
16 56 (11.91%) Windows Server 2008
17 55 (11.70%) SLA
18 48 (10.21%) Change Management
19 47 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
20 46 (9.79%) Management Information System
20 46 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
20 46 (9.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 43 (9.15%) Blackberry
22 40 (8.51%) VMware
22 40 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
23 38 (8.09%) VPN
24 37 (7.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
25 36 (7.66%) Law

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 56 (11.91%) MS Exchange
2 37 (7.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 34 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (6.60%) SharePoint
5 21 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (4.26%) Confluence
7 16 (3.40%) CMS
8 9 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.70%) IIS
9 8 (1.70%) WordPress
10 5 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.06%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.85%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.21%) CICS
14 1 (0.21%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 237 (50.43%) MS Excel
2 61 (12.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 23 (4.89%) MS Visio
4 17 (3.62%) MS Project
5 7 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.43%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.21%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.21%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.21%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.21%) QuarkXPress
7 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.34%) Visualfiles
2 9 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.64%) Infor CRM
6 3 (0.64%) OPENContractor
6 3 (0.64%) OPENHousing
7 2 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.43%) Cognos Controller
7 2 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.21%) assyst
8 1 (0.21%) FastStats
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.21%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.21%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.02%) Office 365
2 9 (1.91%) IaaS
3 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.28%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.06%) GitHub
6 4 (0.85%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.64%) SaaS
8 2 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.43%) Yammer
9 1 (0.21%) AdWords
9 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.21%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 38 (8.09%) VPN
2 31 (6.60%) TCP/IP
3 26 (5.53%) Firewall
4 25 (5.32%) LAN
5 23 (4.89%) WAN
6 22 (4.68%) DNS
7 17 (3.62%) DHCP
8 13 (2.77%) Internet
8 13 (2.77%) VoIP
9 10 (2.13%) IP Telephony
10 8 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (1.70%) Cisco IPT
11 7 (1.49%) SAN
11 7 (1.49%) Wireless
12 6 (1.28%) WebEx
13 4 (0.85%) Unified Communications
13 4 (0.85%) VLAN
13 4 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (0.64%) Skype
15 2 (0.43%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (22.77%) SQL Server
2 46 (9.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 35 (7.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (5.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (5.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (4.04%) Relational Database
7 16 (3.40%) MySQL
8 14 (2.98%) MS Access
8 14 (2.98%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.28%) QlikView
11 5 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.85%) Power BI
12 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.64%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 3 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
14 2 (0.43%) SQLPlus
15 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 21 (4.47%) JIRA
2 17 (3.62%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 11 (2.34%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (1.06%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.43%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.43%) Toad
8 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.21%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.21%) Firebug
8 1 (0.21%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.21%) JMeter
8 1 (0.21%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.21%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.21%) MSI
8 1 (0.21%) The Grinder
8 1 (0.21%) tSQLt
General
1 124 (26.38%) Finance
2 57 (12.13%) Legal
3 36 (7.66%) Law
4 26 (5.53%) Telecoms
5 25 (5.32%) Banking
6 22 (4.68%) Marketing
7 20 (4.26%) Billing
8 16 (3.40%) Manufacturing
9 15 (3.19%) Retail
10 4 (0.85%) Games
10 4 (0.85%) German Language
11 3 (0.64%) Advertising
11 3 (0.64%) Back Office
11 3 (0.64%) Brand Awareness
11 3 (0.64%) Publishing
12 2 (0.43%) Danish Language
12 2 (0.43%) French Language
12 2 (0.43%) Norwegian Language
12 2 (0.43%) Swedish Language
13 1 (0.21%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 175 (37.23%) Analyst
2 53 (11.28%) Support Analyst
3 51 (10.85%) Support Engineer
4 50 (10.64%) IT Support
5 47 (10.00%) Developer
6 38 (8.09%) Applications Support
7 37 (7.87%) Service Analyst
8 32 (6.81%) Service Desk Analyst
9 31 (6.60%) Business Analyst
10 29 (6.17%) 2nd Line Support
11 27 (5.74%) IT Analyst
11 27 (5.74%) IT Engineer
12 25 (5.32%) Senior Analyst
13 24 (5.11%) Consultant
14 23 (4.89%) IT Support Engineer
15 21 (4.47%) Applications Support Analyst
16 17 (3.62%) SQL Developer
16 17 (3.62%) Support Technician
16 17 (3.62%) Technical Analyst
16 17 (3.62%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.26%) HTML
2 19 (4.04%) .NET
3 11 (2.34%) Web Services
4 10 (2.13%) CSS
4 10 (2.13%) XML
5 6 (1.28%) jQuery
5 6 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (1.06%) SOAP
7 4 (0.85%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.85%) EDI
7 4 (0.85%) FIXML
7 4 (0.85%) J2EE
7 4 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (0.85%) XSL
8 3 (0.64%) Ajax
8 3 (0.64%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.43%) HTML5
10 1 (0.21%) COM
10 1 (0.21%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 121 (25.74%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (9.79%) Management Information System
3 43 (9.15%) Blackberry
4 23 (4.89%) Visualisation
5 18 (3.83%) Mathematics
6 17 (3.62%) Driving Licence
6 17 (3.62%) SWIFT
7 14 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (2.77%) Computer Science
8 13 (2.77%) Credit Risk
9 11 (2.34%) iPad
10 10 (2.13%) Mobile Computing
11 8 (1.70%) Fat Client
11 8 (1.70%) Thin Client
12 7 (1.49%) e-Learning
12 7 (1.49%) Social Media
13 6 (1.28%) Statistics
14 5 (1.06%) Smart Meter
14 5 (1.06%) User Experience
15 4 (0.85%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 185 (39.36%) Windows
2 101 (21.49%) Windows 7
3 60 (12.77%) Windows Server
4 56 (11.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (7.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (4.04%) Windows XP
8 16 (3.40%) Windows 8
9 14 (2.98%) Linux
9 14 (2.98%) Windows 10
10 13 (2.77%) Android
11 9 (1.91%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.91%) Unix
12 5 (1.06%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.85%) AIX
13 4 (0.85%) VMS
14 2 (0.43%) BlackBerry OS
14 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (18.51%) ITIL
2 59 (12.55%) Project Management
3 48 (10.21%) Change Management
4 47 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 46 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (7.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 31 (6.60%) Service Delivery
8 30 (6.38%) Time Management
9 29 (6.17%) CRM
10 28 (5.96%) Data Analysis
10 28 (5.96%) Document Management
10 28 (5.96%) Presales
11 26 (5.53%) SDLC
12 23 (4.89%) Requirements Analysis
12 23 (4.89%) Wealth Management
13 22 (4.68%) Business Intelligence
13 22 (4.68%) ETL
13 22 (4.68%) Mentoring
14 21 (4.47%) Continuous Improvement
15 20 (4.26%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 115 (24.47%) SQL
2 33 (7.02%) VBA
3 32 (6.81%) T-SQL
4 29 (6.17%) VBScript
5 26 (5.53%) PowerShell
6 21 (4.47%) C#
7 16 (3.40%) JavaScript
8 14 (2.98%) C
8 14 (2.98%) VB
9 12 (2.55%) PHP
10 9 (1.91%) VB.NET
11 8 (1.70%) Java
12 1 (0.21%) ANSI SQL
12 1 (0.21%) COBOL
12 1 (0.21%) JCL
12 1 (0.21%) Perl
12 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.21%) Python
12 1 (0.21%) RPG
Qualifications
1 77 (16.38%) Degree
2 40 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (5.96%) MCSA
4 22 (4.68%) MCP
5 15 (3.19%) MCT
6 10 (2.13%) CCNA
6 10 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.13%) DBS Check
6 10 (2.13%) ISTQB
6 10 (2.13%) MCSE
7 9 (1.91%) MCITP
8 8 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.70%) MCDST
8 8 (1.70%) SC Cleared
8 8 (1.70%) Security Cleared
9 6 (1.28%) MCTS
9 6 (1.28%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.06%) MOS
11 4 (0.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (11.70%) SLA
2 10 (2.13%) QA
3 7 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.85%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.64%) ISO22301
7 2 (0.43%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.21%) COBIT
8 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 117 (24.89%) Active Directory
2 29 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.89%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.40%) Terminal Server
5 11 (2.34%) XenApp
5 11 (2.34%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.43%) Firmware
6 2 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.43%) XenServer
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (4.04%) SCCM
2 6 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.64%) AirWatch
3 3 (0.64%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.43%) WMI
4 2 (0.43%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.21%) DameWare
5 1 (0.21%) SCOM
5 1 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 331 (70.43%) Microsoft
2 61 (12.98%) Citrix
3 40 (8.51%) VMware
4 32 (6.81%) Oracle
5 23 (4.89%) Cisco
6 17 (3.62%) iManage
7 14 (2.98%) Interwoven
8 13 (2.77%) Bloomberg
8 13 (2.77%) Reuters
9 12 (2.55%) Symantec
10 11 (2.34%) Apple
11 10 (2.13%) SAP
12 9 (1.91%) IBM
12 9 (1.91%) Remedy
12 9 (1.91%) Sophos
13 8 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (1.28%) Google
14 6 (1.28%) HP
14 6 (1.28%) Nimble Storage
14 6 (1.28%) Twitter
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